These UCLan students are helping discover Preston’s hidden past

A group of six students studying event management at UCLan are holding an event to help the people of Preston discover all about the city’s past.

‘Discover Preston’s Hidden Past’ is an interactive treasure hunt around the city that will take place on 25 March.

The treasure hunt will teach people things they did not know about the city, including fascinating facts about exciting and interesting buildings and pieces of history.

It will take place from 10 am – 4 pm, in which people can turn up and start anytime between then, and all proceeds for the event will be donated to the Barnardo’s Children’s Charity.

The route will circle the city centre and starts at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

You will then journey onto the streets, stopping at numerous places in order to learn about the sites and you will be provided with a map for guidance.

An interactive clue sheet will be given in order for you to complete, which will involve filling in the blanks and drawing things related to the sites.

Leanne Crowther, a student at UCLan, said: “Hopefully it should be a really exciting day, people will learn a lot and the children will have a wonderful time with their families.

“At the end of the hunt they will come back to the Harris Museum and they will receive a small prize for their participation.

“There is also a tombola and all the proceeds will go to the Barnardos children’s charity.”

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